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Involvement in the community

Caisse Desjardins Des Rivières de Québec expresses its cooperative difference in many ways: by putting your needs first in our service offer, by giving back member dividends, by hosting lectures to help members learn about cooperation, economics and finances, by supporting community development and cooperation, and by using democratic processes.

Your caisse is proud to support several local community initiatives promoting education, economic development, humanitarian projects and community services, la cooperation, health and healthy lifestyle habits, the environment and sports.

Requests for financial assistance under $1,000

To apply for financial assistance:

To apply for more than $1,000, see the Community Development section.

Read the caisse's investment policy (in French only, PDF, 468 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

Watch the video on our cooperative difference in 2021 (in French only) - External link. This link opens in a new window.

Requests for financial assistance – Community Development Fund

To get an application, contact Karine Lemieux by email - This link will open in a new window..

Caisse Desjardins Des Rivières de Québec is committed to investing in the community through the Community Development Fund, a fund set up by caisse members to help carry out growth-generating projects in the community. The fund allows us to show our solidarity and help bring tangible improvement to community well-being.

Applications for funding of growth-generating projects are evaluated by a committee made up of caisse management team members and the board of directors.

Stronger Together program

Becoming a caisse member means supporting your cooperative and social commitment in the community

It's also having the power to choose a social cause that the caisse will donate $25 to through its Stronger Together program. This amount will be taken from the Community Development Fund and remitted in your name.

In December 2021, the caisse distributed $4,000 to local organizations. Nearly 160 new members of our cooperative chose to support a cause close to their heart.

We changed our program in 2022 by surveying new caisse members, who gave their opinion and selected 5 organizations to benefit from the program this year. The organizations that received the most votes are:

  • Viol-Secours
  • Le Grand Chemin
  • Leucan
  • Deuil-Jeunesse
  • Fondation CERVO

Choosing Desjardins means making a difference in your life and that of others.